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    lawmed is offline Member 511 points
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    Is it worth it to move to North Dakota for getting into med school?

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    Given that the only schools that I could realistically get accepted into are the least competitive schools like North Dakota and Mississipi, is it worth it to move there to establish residency just to apply as an in-stater to their medical school?

    Will it even work?

    I heard that for Mississipi application, the school makes you submit a map showing all the places that you have lived during your life to make sure that people don't just move to the state so that they have an instate address when applying for med school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawmed View Post
    Given that the only schools that I could realistically get accepted into are the least competitive schools like North Dakota and Mississipi, is it worth it to move there to establish residency just to apply as an in-stater to their medical school?

    Will it even work?

    I heard that for Mississipi application, the school makes you submit a map showing all the places that you have lived during your life to make sure that people don't just move to the state so that they have an instate address when applying for med school.
    and north dakota doesn't have a med school....

    if you are going to move to state for the chance to improve your chance to get into a med school, you should research it better...vermont for example has a high instate acceptance rate and small population...north carolina's constitution requires that at least 85% of students of students at public schools (med schools included) are from NC (population is larger though but establishing residency isn't hard) and one school-ECU- is 100# in-state!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawmed View Post
    Given that the only schools that I could realistically get accepted into are the least competitive schools like North Dakota and Mississipi, is it worth it to move there to establish residency just to apply as an in-stater to their medical school?

    Will it even work?

    I heard that for Mississipi application, the school makes you submit a map showing all the places that you have lived during your life to make sure that people don't just move to the state so that they have an instate address when applying for med school.
    Not sure why you'd post here if you're asking about american schools but have you considered applying to DO schools? Surely if you're competitive for the MD schools in those state, you should be able to squeeze into a DO program without moving your family around the country and waiting for years to get in-state residency.

    Also, the states that have only 1 medical school are probably even more competitive to get into since every wannabe premed from that state will be applying to that specific school rather than 10 or 12 schools like in Texas or CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokshana View Post
    and north dakota doesn't have a med school....

    if you are going to move to state for the chance to improve your chance to get into a med school, you should research it better...vermont for example has a high instate acceptance rate and small population...north carolina's constitution requires that at least 85% of students of students at public schools (med schools included) are from NC (population is larger though but establishing residency isn't hard) and one school-ECU- is 100# in-state!
    You're kidding. "Research it better." Umm. 100% of the accepted students at U Mississippi were in state. 100%. Not 85%. Only 1 person who was a not a state resident even bothered to apply in 2009. He/she was not accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dole View Post
    Not sure why you'd post here if you're asking about american schools but have you considered applying to DO schools? Surely if you're competitive for the MD schools in those state, you should be able to squeeze into a DO program without moving your family around the country and waiting for years to get in-state residency.

    Also, the states that have only 1 medical school are probably even more competitive to get into since every wannabe premed from that state will be applying to that specific school rather than 10 or 12 schools like in Texas or CA.
    The median GPAs and MCAT scores necessary to gain admittance in TX and CA are off the charts. We're talking median GPAs of 3.9. Median MCATs of 33 and 35 in CA. I don't have that. If I did I'd be in medical school there. Not on this site, posting here.

    The GPAs and MCAT medians of schools in the smaller states are more in my range. That's why I'm thinking of moving and applying there. Follow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawmed View Post
    You're kidding. "Research it better." Umm. 100% of the accepted students at U Mississippi were in state. 100%. Not 85%. Only 1 person who was a not a state resident even bothered to apply in 2009. He/she was not accepted.

    You need to chill out. The other person is just giving you general advice - why are you posting on the international forum if you're applying to US medical schools? Most of the people here are only familiar with the Carribbean or the medical school of their respective country.

    Also, why didn't you consider the DO schools? You said that you can't apply to CA or Texas schools because your MCAT and GPA are low, but some DO schools have numbers similar to the one in North Dakota and Mississippi. If what you're saying about Mississippi school is true, why waste time and money moving around on the off chance that the admissions people might consider you an in-state resident?
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    Relevance

    U Miss 2009: 266 applicants; 110 admittees. Admission rate 41%.

    UCLA Geffen 2009: 9,134 applicants; 187 admittees. Admission rate 2%.

    Is this relevant?

    PS: I didn't apply to DO schools b/c I don't know what an osteopath does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dole View Post
    You need to chill out. The other person is just giving you general advice - why are you posting on the international forum if you're applying to US medical schools? Most of the people here are only familiar with the Carribbean or the medical school of their respective country.

    Also, why didn't you consider the DO schools? You said that you can't apply to CA or Texas schools because your MCAT and GPA are low, but some DO schools have numbers similar to the one in North Dakota and Mississippi. If what you're saying about Mississippi school is true, why waste time and money moving around on the off chance that the admissions people might consider you an in-state resident?
    Site is called "valuemd" not "internationalmedschool." Comments on ways of improving the odds on becoming a doctor are relevant. I appreciate advice, but if its wrong I feel I should point it out so others aren't misled.

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